At First Presbyterian Church, visitors are very important to us. We want you to feel welcome in our church home, even if you've never been to church before! All who want to learn more about Christ or who want to share their love for Jesus with others are welcome at First Presbyterian. We've listed a few things on these pages that will make your first visit (and hopefully many visits after that!) easier. If you have any questions about anything on this page or anything about our church in general, please give us a call at 864.235.0496.
Take a Tour!
Our tour guides would love to lead you through a tour of First Pres. If you are interested in a formal tour, please contact 864.235.0496 to make arrangements.
When We Meet
Traditional Worship: 8:30am and 11:00am
Modern Worship: 10:45am
Sunday Life Groups for Adults: 9:45am
Sunday Life Groups for Youth: 9:30am
Sunday School for Children: 9:30am
We have three worship services on Sundays: Traditional services at 8:30am and 11:00am in the Sanctuary and a contemporary service called Ignite at 10:45am in Fellowship Hall. Sunday Life Groups for adults meet from 9:45am to 10:30am, Sunday Life Groups for Youth meet from 9:30am to 10:30am, and Sunday School for children meets from 9:30am to 10:30am.
8:30am and 11:00am in the Sanctuary
Our 8:30am and 11:00am Sunday morning services are traditional in nature and basically identical in format. The Word of God is preached with passion and relevancy, the sacraments of Baptism and Communion are regularly celebrated, and God is glorified through the gift of music. Our morning worship seeks to reverently glorify God, while joyfully expressing the contagious excitement of being part of the family of God. Our senior pastor or one of our associate pastors normally preaches at these services. Music is typically led by our magnificent pipe organ or on the piano, with the Sanctuary Choir helping God's people to worship. The morning services are dynamic as the powerful presence of Jesus Christ is evident.
10:45am in Fellowship Hall
The content of our gatherings spans from the most time-tested to the most current expressions of worship. Music from classic hymns to current worship songs are led by our worship band, the sacraments will be celebrated in ways that are at times ancient and at other times modern, and truthful application of God’s Word is boldly taught by our senior pastor or one of our associate pastors.
Click Here for more information about Ignite.
Sunday Morning Nursery Care (for children up to 2 years old)
The Tucker-Dean Nursery is committed to your child’s experiencing the love of Jesus in a healthy environment. Children are grouped according to age in the nursery’s four rooms and are cared for by both paid and volunteer workers. Nursery Care is provided on Sunday mornings from 8:15am until 12:15pm.
Sunday Morning Worship Options for Children (2 years old - 1st grade)
Children may accompany their parents to any of our Worship Services. (We love and value children at First Presbyterian Church. If your child becomes uncomfortable during worship, you may enjoy the worship service in the Parlor via live video at 8:30am and 11:00am.) Extended Session is also available for ages 2 years - 1st grade in the children’s classrooms beginning at 10:45am. Children's Sunday School is from 9:30-10:30am. Ask a greeter for directions.
Adults - 9:45–10:30am
Sunday Life Groups Brochure
Youth - 9:30–10:30am
Education on Sunday is the root of our ministry with three areas of focus:
Learning God’s Word and hearing Him.
Encouraging each other in Christian fellowship.
Doing the ministry of the Lord Jesus here in Greenville and around the world.
The primary focus of Sunday Life Groups is to help Christians learn how to live with God’s Word shaping everything they think and accomplish in every aspect of life, enabling them to grow into maturity as disciples. Please click below for our Sunday School brochure to find groups for all ages (nursery through adult).
Need a Starting Point?
Next Steps Sunday Life Group
Are you new to First Pres and need help finding your place?
Or are you not so new but still looking for a Sunday Life Group?
Do you like lively discussion with a mixed age group?
Next Steps Sunday Life Group is the place for you!
Each week we discuss the sermon Scripture passage and delve into what God has to say.
Exploring Membership? Come to a New Member Weekend!
DATES: February 1, 2, 3; May 3, 4, 5; July 12, 13, 14
If you are interested in joining First Presbyterian Church, we invite you to attend a New Member Weekend. This new way to join the FPC family will be offered five times each year. Come discover more about the vision, discipleship, and outreach of FPC!
OVERVIEW OF THE WEEKEND
Friday Evening (6:00–8:30pm)
YOUR IDENTITY IN CHRIST
Enjoy supper and fellowship with our Senior Pastor and members of our Session and Diaconate. Dr. Richard Gibbons will lead us in a devotion and share his personal vision for FPC.
Saturday Morning (8:45am–Noon)
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Following a hearty breakfast, we will dive into the Essential Tenets of the Presbyterian faith and of our new denomination, the ECO. Dr. Shelton Sanford will share an overview of the Vision Plan, and you will have an opportunity to meet our Pastors and members of the Ministry Staff.
Sunday Afternoon (3:00–5:30pm)
JOIN THE JOURNEY—BECOMING A COVENANT PARTNER
In our last session together, you will be invited to engage in the exciting missional ministries of First Presbyterian Church, and you will learn more about what it means to live a lifestyle of stewardship.
For more information, contact Autumn Clark, 672.1753 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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From Columbia (approximately 100 miles)
From 26 West take Left to I-385N (signs for Laurens/I-385/Greenville). Continue on I-385N to Greenville. This road will turn to E. North St. The four right lanes of E. North will change to Beattie Pl. Follow Beattie Pl. across N. Church and N. Main Street. After you cross N. Main turn left at the next light (Richardson St). Follow Richardson St. across W. North St. A public parking garage will be on your left. Church parking for visitors is available in front of the Christian Life Center (the first building on the right as you drive up Richardson Street).
From Charlotte (approximately 100 miles)
From I-85 South take the I-385 exit (Exit number 51) to Greenville. Merge onto 385 North(Exit 51-C) toward Downtown/Greenville. Continue on I-385N to Greenville (approx. 5.6 miles). This road will turn to E. North St. The four right lanes of E. North will change to Beattie Pl. Follow Beattie Pl. across N. Church and N. Main Street. After you cross N. Main turn left at the next light (Richardson St). Follow Richardson St. across W. North St. A public parking garage will be on your left. Church parking for visitors is available in front of the Christian Life Center (the first building on the right as you drive up Richardson Street).
From Asheville Hendersonville (approximately 63 miles)
From I-26 East take Exit 54 to merge onto Hwy 25/US 25 toward Greenville. Continue on US 25 South. US-25 will split near Travelers Rest. Stay LEFT onto US-25 BUS/ US-276 South/ Poinsett Hwy. Continue on Poinsett Hwy toward Greenville. Poinsett Hwy becomes Rutherford Street. Turn Left onto Buncombe St/183. Follow Buncombe Street .5 miles and turn RIGHT on Richardson St. A public parking garage will be on your left. Church parking for visitors is available in front of the Christian Life Center (the first building on the right as you drive up Richardson Street).
From Atlanta (approximately 150 miles)
From I-85 North take the I-185/US 29 exit (exit number 42). Stay in the LEFT lane on US-29 North. This becomes Mills Ave. and then Church St. When you reach the Church St. bridge get in the LEFT lane. Continue on Church St. to the 4th light after the bridge and turn LEFT onto Beattie Pl. Follow Beattie Pl. across N. Church and N. Main Street. After you cross N. Main turn left at the next light (Richardson St). Follow Richardson St. across W. North St. A public parking garage will be on your left. Church parking for visitors is available in front of the Christian Life Center (the first building on the right as you drive up Richardson Street).
First Presbyterian Church is located in downtown Greenville at 200 West Washington Street. Parking areas, including visitor parking and handicapped parking are located around the Christian Life Center and Gym and across Washington Street. The Richardson Street Parking Garage is located directly across from the church's Christian Life Center and offers free parking on Sundays.
At First Presbyterian, we want to hear from you! Please call, email, fax, or write us if you would like to contact a pastor or staff member of FPC.
If you have any questions, please contact the church at 235.0496.
First Presbyterian Church
200 West Washington Street
Greenville, SC 29601
864.235.0496 – phone
864.235.0698 – fax